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Colleges: Cutrona nets game-winner for UB women's soccer

Junior Carissima Cutrona (Williamsville South) scored the game-winning goal for the University at Buffalo women's soccer team in a 2-1 win at Eastern Michigan on Friday.

UB opened the scoring in the fifth minute on a goal by freshman Marcy Barberic (Grand Island), which was the first point of her career. The Eagles tied it up in the 77th minute, but Cutrona scored her team-leading fifth goal just four minutes later. Senior Laura Dougall made six saves in the win.

"I have to give a ton of credit to our girls for finding a way to win on the road this afternoon," coach Shawn Burke said. "We made it harder than we should have, but winning is hard and our girls found a way today."

The Bulls (4-5-1, 2-1) head to Central Michigan next for a game at noon on Sunday.

Niagara adds assistant coach

Purple Eagles head coach Jada Pierce announced the hiring of Lester Harbin as an assistant coach for the women's basketball program

Harbin brings more than 10 years of NCAA coaching experience on the men’s and women’s sides, most recently as the head women's coach at Division II Salem International University in West Virginia from 2011-12 and 2014-16. He was an assistant at D-I Oakland University in between those stints.

UB cross country competes at Lehigh Invitational

The UB men's team finished in first place out of 19 teams in the brown race and the women's team finished in 19th out of 42 in the gold race at the 44th annual Lehigh Paul Short Invitational.

Leading the women was sophomore Stephanie Ward, who came in 13th with a season-best time of 20:20 in the 6K race. Sophomore William Hilbert (St. Joe's) finished in fourth in the men's 8K race in 24:54.

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